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minutes ago, he went after mitt romney calling him quote, sad, after romney said last night trump promotes -- raise racism. he's holding a summit in utah this weekend. we're going to go live to park city. and the man who shot and killed rising young singer christina grimmie last night may have been a deranged fan. he opened fire on the star while she was signing autographs for fans after her florida concert. police say the shooter turned the gun on himself. we're going get a live report at the toch top of the hour with with the rest of your headlines coming up. welcome to the journal editorial report. hillary clinton kliclinched the democratic nomination tuesday making history as the first
woman to top the ticket of a major political party. president obama endorsed her in a video he leased on thursday, saying he is fired up and ready to hit the campaign trail with their first joint appearance scheduled for wednesday in wisconsin. joining the panel this week, dan headinger, washington columnist, kim strossel and james toronto. dorot dorothy, you saw the victory. what did you think about that presentation? >> i thought it was traditional and terribly professional and very heartwarming to her fans and it must have come as a great surprise that has heard about this tired, worn out hag facing a great revolutionary and then guess what. a huge kind of defeat for him. from everyone unexpected.
>> this is for bernie sanders. >> yes, yes, the independents came out for her. california. sxwl and there's nothing like a little taste of victory to make the candidate look more glowing. >> james and you saw i think the big news this week, the degree to which the democratic party is uniting behind hillary clinton. and it was choreographed quite well. first, you had elizabeth warren, joe biden. gives him the photo op as they walk out, then takes the poison. and let's not include the mainstream media, which essentially coronation of a queen as oppose todd to a victof a democratic politician. >> it's true, the democrats are united now. at least the democrats in washington. mrs. clinton clearly won decisi decisively. even though she won much, it was much harder for her than it was supposed to be. nobody thought bernie sanders would get as far as he did. we were talking about this a
year ago, i don't know if his name would have even come up, so i think there are, she does have to win over some of those sanders supporters. who might otherwise be inclined to stay home or vote for the green party. >> what have we learned about the way she's going to run against donald trump? >> i don't think we have quite lesch learneded. i think i got an indication. i don't think it's going to be morning in america. nightmare in america. if donald trump -- sfwl going to run against donald trump saying he's not temper mentally fit. i think that's risky because he will start attacking her. he'll put her on her heels for the entire campaign. the bigger question is who's politics is she going to run. is she going to run on the politics of bernie sanders or bill clinton? i say that because i think hillary still believes that the winning politics at the presidential level in america are somewhere in the center.
she had one foot in the center during those debate, but thousand after bernie sanders and this negotiation, will she run more clearly as a progressive? >> and dorothy, bernie sanders pulls her to the left during the primaries. she going to move back to the middle? >> yes, she is. i think if you look at her, the contractible force she ran and the stubbornness, if you've been looking for this role for most of your adult life, you are not going to allow yourself to beat anyone but your own self. it may not show up, but i don't think she is going to allow the self to be seen as attracted by devotion so sanders or obama. >> one of the things we saw with the president, obama's choreography endorsement, was the degree with which he wants her to win. he views a hillary clinton victory as an extension of his
legacy and in some ways, it's going to be his job to mobilize the obama coalition that isn't that thrilled about her, young people and minorities, but he wants her to win. >> that's why i disagree with dan and dorothy. i think she is going to run far more to the left because she certainly positioned herself that way during the primary and she still does have to win over those bernie supporters who are part of that coalition that you were describing. now, this is interesting because i think these are, this is trump's real two openings. what you're getting here and he's going to give an address on this next week, the clintons and their 1990s unethical glory, still out there doing the same things. he's going to hit on that. but you're not getting the 1990s bill clinton center right economic policies. i think she is going to run to the left and trump is going to hit her hard on this. >> respond to kim. >> i think she's taking some risk if she does that. bill clinton was nominated in
1992 as the centrist democratic because the old san francisco democrats got wiped out in 1992. could not win. the question is, has the democratic party changed. yes, it's now the party of the left. how much has the country changed? is is the country so far to the left noy that hillary could successfully run a campaign like that. >> but complicateded this analysis is the fact that trump is not a traditional conservative and in some way, takes some positions that we would have considered left wing. >> tas why it's going to be a personal attack she's going to use on trump to disqualify him. >> we have to take one more break. when we come back, donald trump hits a roadblock in his effort to reunite the gop as fellow republicans criticize the federal judge. can congressional leaders move past the controversy as they lay out a policy agenda of their own? it takes a lot of work... to run this business. but i really love it.
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given me the honor to lead the republican party. to victory this fall. i understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle and i will never, ever let you down. i will make you proud of your party. and our movement. >> donald trump tuesday night striking a more presidential tone as he tries to repair the damage caused by comments he made about the mexican heritage of a federal judge. trump said this week he was quote disappointed and surprised by the criticism he received from republican leaders. those leaders are trying to change the subject as they roll out their own domestic and national security agenda. so, kim, the donald trump comments were almost universally denounced among republican
leaders. how much damage has this done to his campaign to unify the gop? >> well, i think you know that even he realized the damage because he did end in the end come out with a statement that was meant to try to put the issue behind them and that came because you suddenly had rumblings again among delegates going to the cvengs, saying who, maybe this is not the right course. you had republican leaders who had to call trump and stage some interventions, and say look, you're losing your people. you still have not united the party and by the way, you are miss iing all these opportuniti to go after the person you really need to win against in november and that is not a federal judge. it's hillary clinton. >> yeah, i think joe, the big fear here among a lot of republicans is look, this is going to happen again. we may put this fire out, but this is trump. i think they fear it will happen through november. >> this is who he is. he said i'm not going to change. this is what you get and i think
one really worrying thing about this is he seems to be sell vating his personal brand, the organization, over his own best interest in the white house. >> because the federal judge is presiding over a trump university lawsuit. >> that's right. james, can they repair the breach here in the republican party or is this going to be something that's going to continue through november? >> well, i don't know. i suspect that it will continue in various form, it will erupt in different ways between now and then. it's a problem because donald trump is an amateur as a politician. and professional politicians can deal with this sort of issue when it's a professional politician. democrats didn't have a problem in the '90s when the clintons and their surrogates were poisoning the well against ken starr, which is sort of what trump is doing here, just in a very handed way. and i don't think the professionals know how to deal with it.
>> paul ryan is in a position where he says, look, he condemned the remarks like everybody else and very forceful terms and yet, he said i'll still vote for donald trump. that's what mitch mcconnell is, most of the professionals that james describes are. they get criticized for that because they're saying wait a mink, you don't are v the courage of your convictions if he's going to say something racist. how can you support him. >> they have to find a way to stop talking about things like the judge and whether trump's a racist. they need something else to talk about and i think paul ryan, ryan is is releasing the house republican's agenda and i think parts of that that ryan and trump ought to be able to get together on. there will be an attack policy that's going to be very close to donald trump's and energy, they're very close together and i would even say on poverty, that trump who does say he's going to be able to campaign in black areas, he could align himself with that. start talking about some of the
things that ryan is pushing and there would be a common ality there that other republicans as well could hook on to. >> do you think it's unfair for some critics to suggest ryan should reputeuate trump at the nominee? >> no, look, democrats are going to run party of trump campaign. i think it's incumbent on donald trump to behave in a more responsive way. >> but if you're the speaker of the house, can you really say you know what, i'm going run against the reputeuate the nominee of the party that all these republicans have voted for. >> paul ryan is an institutional leader. he's got an institutional responsibility to think about the larger republican party. if that means protecting the house, if donald trump goes down in a landslide, he's got to do things like that. >> so, he need to be able to criticize, but you don't criticize ryan for saying he'll vote for trump. >> no, i don't think so. he's a republican. he's made the conclusion that
trump is better than hillary and i think he's making the best of a lousy situation. >> i would criticize ryan for allowing himself to use the word racist. he should have been more circumspect in his choice of words. >> do you think he should he repudiate trump? >> kim, what about this issue, you wrote a column this week saying in some sense, there really isn't a trump national campaign. he's not raising the money he needs to. he doesn't have any real organization to speak of. does he really and he's saying i don't need that. >> he clearly does. he clearly does. here's the thing. i think trump thinks look, he broke all the normal political rules during the primary. didn't do it the way anyone had done it before. i think his belief is i'm going to just wing it and wave the
presidency. but look at the last couple of weeks. it's been a disaster. he doesn't have a team and he needs one. >> thanks very much. tanks to you. coming up next, sticker shock is coming for millions of americans shopping for a health care plan under the affordable care act. it's an obama care update you can't afford to miss. let anythiu sidelined. that's why you drink ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. for the strength and energy to get back to doing... ...what you love. ensure. always be you. one mortgage-free year for you. it's the quicken loans hole in one sweepstakes and you could be the next winner. enter today at pgatour.com/quickenloans for your chance to win a year's worth of mortgage payments. ugh. heartburn.g ] sorry ma'am. no burning here. try new alka-seltzer heartburn relief gummies. they work fast and don't taste chalky. mmmm. incredible. looks tasty. you don't have heartburn. new alka-seltzer heartburn relief gummies.
health and human services secretary sylvia matthews burwell conceded that transforming the u.s. health insurance market quote, hasn't been easy. an understatement and something americans are finding out the hard way. it comes with soaring premiums and shrinking options. united health care announced this spring it will pull out of most of the obama care exchanges. other insurers have p
proproceedsed double digited rate hikes. the 13th co-op is set to fail under those created under the affordable care act. what are we seeing across the country on this bill? >> right now, insurors are submitting their premium increases for 2017. we are seeing an average across the country, somewhere in the neighborhood of 20%. >> an average? >> average. then if you look at certain insurors, not fly-by-night insurors but blue cross plans, for example, texas, new york, north carolina, some of them are going 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%. >> why is this happening? >> you have much lower enrollment than anybody expected. the people signing up are older and more expensive and sicker. they are consuming a lot more health care than anybody expected and then you have all kinds of structural problems
with the law. gaming, people waiting until they need a lot of high cost care to sign up and then dropping coverage. so these are structural problems with the law, how it was designed, and people are -- >> the sincentive, if you offer somebody the right to buy insurance, wait to buy it until they're sick which many people do, they have to pay a small fine but some are paying that fine, then you get the plan, that means you are really not providing the traditional risk pool that you do with insurance. >> there's no incentive for people to keep continuous coverage over time. this is really not sustainable. you have the big commercial insurors saying look, i want to participate, but we can't have our shareholders losing all this money on these obamacare -- >> as they pull out of the exchanges, that means fewer options for consumers who do seek insurance. >> you know, the kaiser family
foundation tracks satisfaction with how the program is going. in 2014, dissatisfaction with enrollees was about 32%. this year, it's up to 43%. that's a pretty big jump. the main reason are the premium increases. it's just getting too expensive. that means people will either decide to drop out all together or not take -- sign up for coverage if you haven't already. >> meanwhile, many millions of the people who are enrolling in obamacare are doing it in medicaid, fully on the taxpayer dime. >> sure. it's causing problems with state fiscal plans as they are doing -- >> what share of customers are on medicaid, do we know? a big chunk. >> it's a lot. most of the coverage gains from the affordable care act have come through medicaid expansion, not through the private insurance exchange. >> the politics of this, how will this play in the general election? >> well, it's interesting listening to democrats because
somebody clearly put out a memo and they have all got their new talking points. this is what you will hear from them going into the fall because they are worried about this. their new argument is going to be look, this was a victory. this was a great victory because look at the way the whole system has changed. we now have fewer people who are uninsured, you can no longer discriminate against sick people, younger americans can stay on their parents' plan and that's all great. we cannot go back. yet there's an affordability problem and we will fix that going forward. >> by fix it, by adding price controls on drugs, by further expanding medicare down to include people who are 55 who don't want to pay the obamacare premiums and get free government health insurance. >> expand the subsidies and what we always see in health care is that when one problem is created by government, it's solved by another government -- >> the idea they will fix it plays into trump's argument. they're incompetent.
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united states postal service priority: you time now for our hits and misses of the week. >> this is a miss to the prestigious american journal of political science which published a paper claiming that and i quote, people who hold conservative political beliefs are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psyc psychoticism. turns out they got it backwards. the journal ran a correction. maybe they should think about taking the word science out of their name. >> dorothy? >> this is a hit to two heroes who intervened when a young woman they saw was being sexually molested while lying unconscious and this is the case of the infamous act of the judge giving the perpetrator only a few months. however, the two swedish
students who got off their bikes, chased down the attacker, were the key witnesses against him, stand out like the light in the darkness of this case. >> that is the case in california. stanford university. dan? >> i will give a big miss to the group called new york city shutdown. they set on fire and burned an american flag this past week protesting in the city over the police handling of an investigation involving a teenager who died during a gang confrontation. well, burning an american flag is your constitutionally protected right as of 1989 -- >> thanks to justice scalia. >> it is also my constitutionally protected right to say the desecration of the american flag is reprehensible no matter when you do it. >> but they do have that constitutional right. all right. remember, if you have your own hit or miss, tweet it to us. that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel. thanks to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot. hope to see you next week.
unbelievable. >> donald trump on the campaign trail today in florida with tough words for 2012 presidential candidate mitt romney after romney said this. >> as an individual, i simply can't put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or xenophobia, who has been vulgar time and time again. >> plus we will be breaking down all the way as hillary clinton could be bargaining with bernie sanders to get out of the race. will he make a deal or fight for a contested convention? >> and the